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Chinatown: Tours & Tickets

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Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and lots of little shops and restaurants.
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Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice visit to China town,which is considered, one of the oldest China towns. Just like any other China towns all over the world, this place too has its own charm It also is full of history & many interesting tales. Many Chinese restaurants &...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Seattle, which has a thriving Chinatown. So, when we were planning our visit to Victoria we knew that they had a Chinatown too.. In fact, it used to be the largest Chinatown in all of Canada. Highly recommend a visit here to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MeaningfulTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice small Chinatown full of history. Lot of tourists but not a big deal at all. Do not miss the Fan Tan Alley.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Bastian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second oldest Chinatown second only to San Francisco (per bus tour operator). My girlfriend and I stayed in Fernwood which is only about a ten minute drive to Chinatown. Chinatown offers "Fan Tan Alley" which is EXTREMELY narrow. At it's narrowest point,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank cameronballiet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to Chinatown in Victoria about 10:30 a.m. on a weekday morning. The whole area was bustling. There were trucks unloading foodstuffs and others unloading merchandise. People just walked around all the loading and unloading. There were a lot of interesting stores to visit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank ADolores
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy but a lot smaller than I rememberd it being the last time I was there. Main atrraction is Fan Tan Alley.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Di S
Reviewed September 4, 2019

This is the Chinatown with only couple blocks, so that is not the place if you want to have real chinese food

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan C
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Small and ok, that's it! Nothing great, nothing bad except the food and it was terrible. I think it's simply a must have in the city for tourists.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pdxkc
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Chinatown here in Victoria, BC is the oldest in Canada and a lovely place to discover, highly recommend going through Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bohdan J
Reviewed September 1, 2019

Victoria's china town is much smaller then it's Vancouver nieghbour and tiny compared to San Francisco. It depends on what you want/expect I guess. It's cleaner then both and easier to navigate. The shops are quaint and the food is excellent. It is home to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kimberlishaw
January 15, 2019|
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Response from MelodieH | Reviewed this property |
The "30-40 minute walk" response is the best. I meet a many "cruisers" downtown and find that lot of travelers grab a bus or cab at the ship to downtown, and will often walk back if the weather is pleasant.
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armedwithjello
July 19, 2018|
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Response from ProfAragon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the signs all over note that it’s the oldest in this country. I don’t think it’s the smallest in this country, though. Hope you had a good trip to Victoria.
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megwiley
January 16, 2018|
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Response from AngusDad | Reviewed this property |
J and J Wonton Noodle Shop, but it’s not in Chinatown, it’s up on Fort Street
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